On January 5th, Conexus staff members traveled to Cultural Patina in Fairfax Station, VA to receive one of the most generous and unique donations ever offered to the organization. Dennis Brining and his wife Linda are long time friends and supporters of Conexus. Dennis, now one of the region’s top collectors of Southwestern Art and antiques, donated 15 exquisite bronze sculptures as well as an oil painting to Conexus to be sold at a charity auction with all proceeds to benefit Conexus’ children’s vision programs. The donation is valued at over $40,000!
Very specific details about the pieces and their history will be provided in the near future as we prepare for the most appropriate means of sale. Until then, you might like to visit the Cultural Patina website at www.CulturalPatina.com to learn more about Dennis, his gallery, and some of the rare and beautiful pieces in his collection.
Conexus staff visits Cultural Patina in Fairfax Station, VA to tour the Gallery and receive donated artwork. Pictured left to right: Melissa Perry, Conexus Director of Community Programs and Public Health, Robin Mead, Conexus VP, Development, Gracie Gresham, Conexus Volunteer, Dennis Brining, Cultural Patina, and Tim Gresham, Conexus President and CEO.
Collector, Dennis Brining, and Conexus President and CEO, Tim Gresham, loading up 15 bronze sculptures for transport back to the Conexus Richmond headquarters.
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A Tradition of Saving Sight Conexus, formerly known as Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic, was established in 1957 as the National Society to Prevent Blindness - Virginia Affiliate. Throughout our history, our name has changed to reflect our vision and reach, but our mission is clear: eliminating undetected and untreated vision problems as barriers to success, enabling all children to reach their fullest potential.